Never Enough Wool
Well, that was a brief
summer. The calendar may have claimed
it was a full two months, but really.
It couldn’t have been that long.
It feels like just yesterday school let out for summer, and now it’s
back to school time yet again.
Carol fell off the
“project monogamy” bandwagon with a big splash. Right now there are five – yes, FIVE – projects in her bag. She’s working diligently on a fair isle
sweater, to be followed by that cute little vest from her Mothers’ Day wool. Stop by to see what else she has
planned. Barb, on the other hand, has
three projects in her bag. One is a
beautiful shawl that is nearing completion, and the second is her fair isle
sweater. Wonder what her third project
is? Only way to know is to drop by! Don’t forget our
annual “Say Hi to Doug” day on
September 14. We have chartered a bus
to the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair on this day, and poor Doug will be
left to handle the store in the absence of both Carol and Barb. If you are riding the bus – be here at 8:15
am, and we’ll return to the store at 5:00 pm.
Do you ever hear the
phrase, “knitting is a dying skill”? Of
course, you can substitute crochet for knitting without any problem. Here at Never Enough Wool, we are determined
to prove this theory wrong. Barb’s
husband has made us a tally board, and we are counting each and every finished
project completed as of September first all the way through August 31st
of 2014. Now, we aren’t saying that all
our knitters and crocheters should stick to small projects (both Barb and Carol
have adult sweaters on the needles right now) … but we are extremely interested
to know just how many projects our store generates in a year.
What’s new at the store since our last newsletter? We have sock yarn!
Tresko from Sandnes Garn, in 8 colours. Need to make heavy socks for your loved
ones? THIS is THE wool.
Not into socks?
How about a gorgeous painted alpaca? Super Alpaca Paint from Estelle is here, in 6
colours. This is a chunky weight wool,
so it will knit quickly with 6.0mm needles!
Still haven’t caught your fancy?
How about a luscious worsted weight alpaca? Soft Alpaca from
Sandnes Garn in 50g balls. Life doesn’t get much better than this! We are receiving our fall shipments, so there
more new yarns and items than we can talk about here in this newsletter. Drop by to see for yourself what is here!
In other news, Carol’s new grandson has arrived. She is enjoying the e-mailed pictures of the
little tyke and is sharing them with one and all. On Sept. 18th she’ll be flying to Virginia to meet him
in person, and there will undoubtedly be more pictures. Not to fear – Barb will be here in the store
to keep things under control. The
question is – who will keep Barb’s project acquisition under control?!?
We attempt to keep our class fees at the lowest
possible rates. In
order to do so, we
ask that our students purchase their supplies here at the shop. In addition, we offer
class discounts to our
note that if you are
not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome
continue attending the lesson times until you are finished.
Fair Isle – Learn this technique just in time to make hats or mittens for your
holiday gifts! We’ll be starting on
September 3 and continuing throughout the month. The technique we teach will tie down the floats so that your work
doesn’t pucker – the bane of all fair isle knitters! Cost is $20 plus materials.
It’s not too late to start!
Beginner Crochet – Always wanted to learn to crochet, but
didn’t have a teacher? No worries –
come by the store on Friday mornings, beginning September 6 (10:30 to 12:00)
and we’ve got you covered! We’ll be
making squares which can become dishcloths or afghan squares. Give us a call for more particulars, but the
basic tuition is free.
Thrummed Mittens --
Always wanted to have nice, warm mittens in the winter? These thrummed mittens are the answer, and
we have the technique! Beginning
October 8 and continuing through the month, we’ll show you everything you need
to know about creating thrummed items.
Cost: $20 plus materials.
Herringbone Cowl -- With the holidays approaching and crafters
looking for quick gift projects, this lovely cowl may be the answer. Plus it uses larger needles (5.5 or 6.0mm)
so that you’ll be done more quickly!
Cost: $20 plus materials.
Catching Up – Since December is generally so frantic and busy, we will be offering
respite from the hustle and bustle.
Every Tuesday evening, stop by for some tea, conversation, and peace.
Great American Aran
Afghan – This project will be
meeting on the third Sunday of each month, providing there are no holidays on
the specified weekend. This month the
September 18, and we
will be here to answer any questions.
Stitch: Every Wednesday afternoon,
from 1 until
3. Bring your
latest project and join
us for some stitching, questions answered, tea, and lots of laughter. Everyone is welcome!
Stitching: Every Saturday, from 2
until 4. What
better way to spend a Saturday
afternoon than with friends both new and old, some handwork, and some
Night: Every Thursday, from 7
until 9. Although
it’s called Knitting Night,
crocheters are encouraged and welcomed.
There is plenty of friendship, tea, and yummy
goodies for all.